Beloved Phish drummer Jon Fishman will speak on behalf of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Portland, ME, according to a new report in the Associated Press. This Saturday, May 7th, Fishman will appear at the Maine Democratic Party convention, marking his latest appearance in a string of several campaign events for Sanders.
Meanwhile, former Maine Representative Barney Frank will speak on behalf of Hillary Clinton, and former Maine State Senator Troy Jackson will also be on hand to discuss Bernie Sanders. Fishman’s most recent appearance in support of Sanders came at a benefit concert in Brooklyn, NY, where he performed with Kung Fu, Oteil Burbridge, Natalie Cressman, Jason Hann, DJ Logic and more.
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Fishman’s ties to Bernie Sanders run deep, as Sanders is a Vermont Senator and a former mayor of Burlington, VT, where Phish got their start. Fishman even joined Twitter just to campaign for the presidential hopeful. Since then, we’ve seen him perform at a number of campaign rallies, and Sen. Sanders has called Phish “one of the greatest bands in the country.”